Conservatives on Twitter slammed Governor Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., after she railed against the Supreme Court ruling which overturned New York’s restrictive concealed carry firearm regulations.
After the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Thursday which struck down the state’s tough regulations regarding those seeking a concealed carry permit, a defiant Governor Hochul made a televised address to her citizens denouncing the decision.
During the press conference, Hochul claimed the Supreme Court “has stripped away the State of New York’s right and responsibility to protect its citizens.” She added that the decision is “frightful in its scope” and “sending us backwards in our efforts to protect families and prevent gun violence.”
One moment of Hochul’s speech – around seven minutes in – went viral. The governor stated, “I’m sorry this dark day has come, that we’re supposed to go back to what was in place since 1788 when the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. And I would like to point out to the Supreme Court justices that the only weapons at the time were muskets. I’m prepared to go back to muskets.”
MRCTV host Brittany Hughes slammed Hochul’s point, responding, “And the only politicians at that time were men. Your point?”
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